Frontal bone fractures - a report of three different methods of fixation: a case series

Authors

  • Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8214-8871
  • Alagar Raja Durairaj Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Narayanamurthy Sundaramurthy Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
  • James Solomon Jesudasan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20173908

Keywords:

Craniofacial injuries, Frontal bone fractures, Reconstruction, Skull fractures

Abstract

Frontal bone fractures are rare and occur in only 5-12% of maxillofacial traumas and have a relatively low incidence if compared to the remaining types of fracture involving the cranio-maxillofacial region. The fact that the frontal bone is more protected from traumatic events by both the prominence of the nasal pyramid which protects the naso-orbital region and the frontal bone higher resistance to mechanical impacts could attribute to this.

Author Biographies

Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Associate Professor,
Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Alagar Raja Durairaj, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Associate Professor

Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Narayanamurthy Sundaramurthy, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

James Solomon Jesudasan, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Published

2017-08-24

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Case Reports